HELP AND SUPPORT
St Luke's is in need of volunteers to sell grocery cards before and after the weekend masses. Presently we only have 2 volunteers.
To set up before each weekend Mass. If you are able to do so, please contract the rectory office. Thank you!
St. Luke’s Heart to Heart Program is again asking for help from our parish for non perishable and canned food items (soups, tuna, canned vegetables and fruits, mac and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, dried beans, cereal, cookies, juices) for local victims of our Pandemic virus. Heart to Heart wants to continue supporting our local FISH as well as other community food distribution organizations to provide food for those in our community in need. We anticipate the local food needs will greatly accelerate in the wake of unemployment due to the Covid Pandemic. Getting food donations is difficult in that churches are closed, and accessibility is limited.
We are encouraging food drop-offs as well as food gift cards, which can be purchased at the Rectory. Drop offs can be made at the shed in the back of the church parking lot on Sundays from 1-3 pm. We will have people available there to accept the donations of food and gift cards. If anyone would wish to help in the drop off process, please contact the church office with your information.
Just recently, the Giving Nest organized and energetically carried out a campaign for local victims of our Pandemic virus with Heart to Heart. The response of the Giving Nest parents and children was more than amazing. Their generous response was in addition to the continuous year-round effort that Giving Nest provides to help our Parish and other local churches to address the needs of the poor in our area with food, money, etc. The campaign timed perfectly with our Parish in helping to reach out to a loud call for help from Catholic Charities for a Child Care Center in a very poor area of New Brunswick.
Thank you and bless you for whatever you are able to do in this special time of need.
St. Luke’s Heart to Heart Program
GIVING NEST AND HEART TO HEART COVID-19 CAMPAIGN
Recently, the Giving Nest organized and energetically carried out a campaign for local victims of our covid-19 Pandemic virus with Heart to Heart. The response of the Giving Nest parents and children was more than amazing. Their generous response was in addition to the continuous year-round effort that Giving Nest provides to help our Parish and other local churches to address the needs of the poor in our area with food, money, etc. The campaign timed perfectly with our Parish in helping to reach out to a loud call for help from Catholic Charities for a Child Care Center in a very poor area of New Brunswick. Thank you and bless you for whatever you are able to do in this special time of need. St. Luke’s Heart To Heart Program.
Below is an SUV packed with the food donations and the many, many food gift cards, including some directly from Heart to Heart. Pictured are the Heart To Heart workers and Kawanna Anderson, Mary Gladney, Jerry McKenna & Peter O’Connell. Catholic Charites, Director of Child Care Services, who was so thankful for these much needed donations. Camera shy is Jackie Mango, from the Giving Nest, Mary Sue Frank and Bill Doward.
Rosary Altar Society
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Spirituality Committee invites you to join the Dynamic Catholic Program. Click the image to join.
"Let Your Soul Shine." Have a blessed day!
Once again the Parish of St. Luke will participate in the Annual Giving Tree. All unwrapped gifts and gift cards are to be returned to the Church by 12 PM on Sunday, December 13th so they can be delivered to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of the Diocese of Metuchen. Thank you for your generosity.
Any questions contact Lidia at [email protected]
We will be extending our Family At-Home Rel. Ed. Program from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31. You already have your children's text and syllabus to work on through Nov. 15. We will shortly be mailing out a grade-level syllabus covering Nov. 15-Dec. 31.
Governor Murphy recently announced that families with incomes up to $150,000 (previously up to $75,000) are now eligible for the COVID-19 school-age tuition assistance program.
This means that families with children in remote schooling can be eligible for up to $1,900 in full-time child care assistance. Assistance is also available for students attending school part-time.
The tuition assistance will be available through December 30 for eligible New Jersey residents with school-age children, 5 to 13 years old, according to the Department of Human Services.
The tuition assistance will continue to be paid directly to the family’s selected licensed child care center or registered family child care provider.
To access the application, log on to the Department of Human Services website. For more information, contact your county-based Child Care Resource and Referral agency, or call the Child Care Helpline at 1.800.332.9227.
Download this flyer for a concise explanation of the program.
Religious Education classes at our Parish will not reopen before SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15th. Check back for exact reopening date. Information letters will be mailed out to families with more information to come.
Grocery card sales will now be available for purchase before or after a weekend Mass.
Will meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 11:30 am on ZOOM.
I found this prayer in one of my emails this morning and I invite you to pray it with me each day.
Dear Lord, in Your great mercy and goodness, we ask that You please hear our prayers for all who are sick with the Corona Virus, and guide the hands and minds of the medical staff and all who work so hard to take care of the sick.
Be by the side of all who are sick, comfort their families, and let them know that You are with them, through this time of crisis and always.
Jesus, we love You, we adore You, and we trust in You. Even in this terrible time help us remember that You are always in control of our lives. Without You, we are nothing. Through You, we can do all things and believe all things.
So today Lord, we ask for Your divine healing for all who are sick with the Corona Virus. Breathe Your life into their lungs. We ask this in Your name now and forever. Amen.
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MASS TIMES & CONFESSION
Weekend Masses in the Church:
Saturdays: Vigil at 5 pm
Sundays at 10 am
Weekday Masses in the Parish Center Chapel: 7:30 am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays: 4 pm to 4:45 pm or by appointment
Sundays of Lent: 9 to 9:45 am
YOUR VOICE MATTERS SURVEY RESULTS
Click here to view or download the full results of the Your Voice Matters Survey
Tuesday and Friday: 10 am to 1:30 pm
CONTACT OUR STAFF
- Rev. Msgr. Michael J Corona, Administrator
- Jean Tietjen, Pastoral Assistant/Secretary
- Diana Curran, Reader Scheduler
- Mary Liebau, Eucharistic Minister Scheduler
- Jeanne Enteman, Director of Religious Education
- Lidia D'Armiento, Youth Ministry Advisor
- Edward Nowicki, Accounts Payable
- Bill Dorward, Facilities Maintenance/ Custodian
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BIBLE STUDY - SACRED SCRIPTURE
St. Luke's is excited to be starting a new adult education program, "Bible Study - Sacred Scripture: From the Mind to the Heart." In this group, we will explore the meaning behind scripture, how it relates to our daily lives and how it has a spiritual meaning for each of us.
Meetings will be on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Parish Center Library. Light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in signing up for the group, please see Jerry McKenna, Maria D'Antuono or Kathy Moncelsi after mass in the church vestibule. You can also contact Kathy Moncelsi at [email protected] / 848-219-2385 for more information or to sign up. Walk-ins are welcome.
CHILDREN'S LITURGY of the WORD
All children grades 1 through 5 are welcome to join the Children's Liturgy of the Word downstairs in the church hall during Sunday mass while religious education classes are in session. No sign up or registration needed.